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Management

 
Kenneth Baker
Managing Director/CEO
Mr Kenneth Baker was appointed the second Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Services Commission in February 2021. As the Managing Director/CEO, he is responsible for the administration and operation of the Financial Services Commission. His responsibilities include regulating the BVI’s financial industry; the development of new service and product offerings aimed at developing and enhancing the attractiveness of the BVI as a situs for legitimate cross border financial services; and liaising with Government and private sector stakeholders in pursuance of this objective. Mr Baker’s track record spans 37 years in the banking and financial services sector. He joined the Financial Services Department in June 2000 as the Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies after a private-sector career in banking. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Regulation in April 2005 and jointly held the position Director, Banking, Insolvency and Fiduciary Services Division.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (International Corporate Finance), 1988
Cherno Jallow, KC
Director, Policy Development and External Relations
Prior to his appointment with the Commission, Mr. Cherno Jallow, KC, served as Attorney General of the BVI from 1999 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as Parliamentary Counsel in the Attorney General's Chambers from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Jallow played an instrumental role in the development of a number of financial services and related legislation, including the Financial Services Commission Act, 2001, which formally established the Financial Services Commission. He is a member of the Gambia and BVI Bar Associations.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Legislative Drafting and Public Law), 1994
  • Certificate in Legislative Drafting, 1989
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 1988
Myrna Herbert
Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs
Mrs. Myrna Herbert, was appointed Registrar of Companies in 1998 after serving as Deputy Registrar for three years. Prior to her appointment as Registrar, she had a long public service career. She was appointed Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs on the introduction of the Financial Services Commission in 2002.

Professional Qualifications

  • Diplomas in Specialist Law Courses, 1995
  • Masters of Business Administration (Finance), 1993
  • Bachelor of Science (Accounting), 1991
Annet Mactavious
Director, Human Resources
Prior to joining the Financial Services Commission in 2001, Ms. Annet Mactavious, was employed in the area of Human Resources in the public and private sectors. She has managed the Human Resources Division and has been Secretary to the Board of Commissioners since commencing her tenure with the Financial Services Commission.

Professional Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration (Personnel and Human Resource Management), 2000
  • Bachelors degree – (International Business), 1997
Sheldon Scatliffe
Director, Finance
Mr. Sheldon Scatliffe, has been employed by the Commission since 2006 and is currently the Director, Finance. In this current role he is tasked with overseeing the information system that provides reports to users on the economic activities and condition of the Commission. In addition to reporting duties, he is tasked with blending financial expertise and business insight in order to develop business strategies that guide critical business decisions and create sustainable success. He has over 18 years of accounting, auditing and financial services experience both locally and abroad.

Professional Qualifications

  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management, Level 5, September 2013
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant, July 2012
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance concentration) November 2005.
  • Certified Public Accountant, September 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting (Hons), August 1997
Stephen Grayson
Director, Legal
Prior to joining the Commission, Mr. Stephen Grayson, worked with the Financial Conduct Authority (UK) in the Enforcement and Market Oversight Division as a Regulatory Lawyer/ Investigator. He brings over 20 years of experience to the Commission, including extensive experience in financial crime. From 1991 until 2010, he worked as a senior lawyer in the UK Government Legal Service, providing advice to Government Departments on UK Company and Insolvency law and conducting criminal proceedings for the Crown in serious cases of corporate and insolvency fraud. He has specialist expertise in the areas of financial crime, confiscation and recovery of criminal assets and financial regulatory misconduct. He was an Advocacy Trainer at the Inner Temple from 2006 to 2015 and has taught criminal law and Human Rights law at the UK Civil Service College.

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, 1990
  • BA Law Major (Hons), 1989
Dian D. Fahie
Deputy Director, Legal
Ms. Dian D. Fahie, joined the Commission as a Registry Clerk at the Registry of Corporate Affairs, and has since held various positions within the Commission including Senior Registry Officer, Assistant Registrar of Corporate Affairs and most recently, Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal and Enforcement Division. She has been practicing law in the Virgin Islands for over 10 years and has over 20 years financial services experience.

Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration, 2013
  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management, 2013
  • Master of Laws, 2008
  • Barrister, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, 2008
  • Barrister, England and Wales and Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, 2007
  • Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Hons), 2007
  • Associate of Science (Accounting), 1999
Trevecca Hodge
Deputy Director, Insurance
Ms. Trevecca Hodge, has been employed with the Commission since its inception in 2002 and has over nine years of regulatory experience, primarily in the Commission's Insurance Division. She began her career in regulation at the Commission as a Regulator I and rose through the ranks; having most recently served in the capacity of Senior Regulator from 2010. She was appointed as the Deputy Director, Insurance in May 2012.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), since 2010
  • Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI), International Center for Captive Insurance Education, USA, 2009
  • Certificate in Captive Insurance Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, University of the Virgin Islands, 1998
Shakuntala Yamraj
Deputy Director, Insolvency Services
Ms. Shakuntala Yamraj, holds dual roles as the Deputy Director, Insolvency Services and the Deputy Official Receiver. Prior to her assignment with the Insolvency Services Division, she acted as the Financial Controller of the Commission. Before joining the Commission, she was previously employed with the Government of the Virgin Islands. She is CMA certified.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree (Finance and Managerial Information Systems), 1996
Leon Wheatley
Director, Authorisation and Supervision
Mr. Leon Wheatley commenced his employment with the Financial Services Commission in August 2002 and subsequently served in various capacities within the Investment Business Division for approximately eight years. He was then seconded to the Compliance Inspection Unit where he served for three years. After serving two years as the Asia Representative in BVI House Asia, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Compliance Inspection Unit. He is now Director, Authorisation and Supervision.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Concentration in Finance), 2002
  • Certificate Member of the Institute of Risk Management.

Lydia George
Deputy Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs
Mrs. Lydia George, joined the Commission as an Assistant Registrar of Companies in 1993 and was appointed to the post of Deputy Director, Registry of Corporate Affairs in 2004. Prior to joining the Commission, she was employed as a Branch Manager at a Retail Bank in Massachusetts for a number of years.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Business Management, 2011
  • Executive Diploma in Management, 2009
  • Diplomas in Specialist Law Courses, 2004
Brodrick Penn
Deputy Managing Director, Operations
Mr. Brodrick Penn was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Operations, in July 2023. In his new role, Mr. Penn will safeguard and augment the efficiency of the Commission's operations, including its innovation, data management and business intelligence functions. Mr. Penn has worked with the Commission since its inception and has over 25 years of experience within the financial services industry with demonstrated knowledge and experience in policy development, project planning, implementation and management. Before his new appointment, Mr. Penn served in several key roles, such as Director, Enforcement; he also formerly held the post of Director, Investment Business.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Finance
  • LLM/Masters of Law, AML, Compliance and Tax Planning
Yolanda McCoy
Deputy Director, Banking & Fiduciary Services
Mrs. Yolanda McCoy, joined the Commission in January, 2007 after a long career in the Banking industry. She is responsible for coordinating the Banking Insolvency and Fiduciary Services across all financial services regulated entities. She has also been providing oversight to the Banking and Approved Persons Units. She has 10 years of regulatory experience and over 30 years of banking experience.

Professional Qualifications

  • International Diploma in Compliance, 2009
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (General Business), 2004
Glenford Malone
Deputy Managing Director, Regulation
Mr. Glenford Malone was appointed Deputy Managing Director, Regulation in January 2022 and is responsible for implementing the Commission's overall regulatory strategy. Mr. Malone has over two decades of experience within the regulatory environment, having served many roles, such as Senior Regulator, Deputy Director, Investment Business and prior to 2002, assistant Registrar of Mutual Funds with the former Financial Services Department, now BVI Financial Services Commission. Mr. Malone is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is a trained Financial Examiner in the FATF Methodology of Assessing Compliance with the FATF 40 Recommendations.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (Distinction) in Law and Finance, 2005
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Economics and International Business), 1997
Kishelle Blaize-Cameron
Deputy Director, Investment Business
With over 10 years of Financial Services experience, Mrs. Kishelle Blaize-Cameron is currently the Deputy Director, Investment Business Division at the Financial Services Commission. In addition to her Investment Business duties, she also acts as Chairman of the Commission’s FinTech Working Group and Deputy Chair of the Commission’s Risk Monitoring Committee.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Corporate Finance from the EADA Business School, Spain
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, University of Maryland
  • International Studies certification, Shanghai University
  • Diploma in Compliance and Risk Management, International Compliance Association
Allene Gumbs
Deputy Director, Policy, Research and Statistics
Ms. Allene Gumbs has been employed with the Commission since 2008 and held various positions within the Investment Business Division. In 2017, she joined the Policy, Research and Statistics Division as the Principal Policy, Research and Statistics Officer, where she currently serves as the Division’s Deputy Director. Ms. Gumbs is trained in the FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems. She has participated in CFATF mutual evaluations as a reviewer and an assessor.

Professional Qualifications

  • International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, 2015

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Finance), 2008

Simone Martin
Director, Special Projects
Ms. Simone Martin has been employed with the Commission since its inception in 2002 and has over twenty years of regulatory experience. Ms. Martin began her career at the Commission as a Regulator and has held several positions since then, including Deputy Director - Banking and Fiduciary Services, Ag. Director – Insurance and Head of Enforcement. Her professional career also included a secondment with the Anguilla Financial Services Commission as Deputy Director from 2019 - 2021. Ms. Martin is currently appointed as Director, Special Projects. Her responsibilities focus on several strategic regulatory initiatives for the Commission.

Professional Qualifications

  • Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Cambridge Judge Business School – Certificate: FinTech and Regulatory Innovation (2020)
  • Chartered Governance Institute – Fellow (2018)
  • FATF Assessor’s Training (2014)
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Diploma in International Trust Management permitted to use TEP designation (2013)
  • International Compliance Association – Diploma in Compliance.  Fellow (2006)
  • University of the West Indies – Masters in Business Administration, General Management (2002)
  • University of the Virgin Islands – Bachelor of Arts, Accounting (1998)
Sharifa Maloney Smith
Deputy Director, Finance
Mrs. Sharifa Maloney Smith joined the Commission as Deputy Director of Finance in June 2022 and is responsible for assisting the Director in providing leadership in the development of organisational policies and ensuring that the Commission’s overall financial records are kept in order. Prior to her appointment with the Commission, she led highly productive teams locally and regionally, encompassing a broad cross-section of enterprises and statutory bodies. Mrs. Maloney Smith has expertise in financial reporting and brings over fourteen (14) years of experience to the Commission.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Accounting (Hons), 2009

  • Certified Public Accountant, October 2022

Michael George
Deputy Director, Information Technology
Mr. Michael George has been employed by the Financial Services Commission since 2003 and is currently the Deputy Director, Information Technology (IT). In his current role, he oversees all technology operations and evaluates them according to the Commission's established goals. Mr. George is responsible for devising and establishing IT policies and systems to support the implementation of strategies needed to carry out the Regulatory and Registry mandate of the Commission. In addition to IT duties, he oversees and manages the physical, digital, and cyber security of all Commission assets and data. He has over 22 years of experience in IT, both locally and abroad.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, Minor in Business (Hons), 2001.
Burton Chalwell Jr.
Director, Internal Audit Unit
Mr. Burton Chalwell Jr. was appointed as Director of the Internal Audit Unit in July 2022 and is responsible for providing independent assurance that the Commission’s risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. Mr. Chalwell has served in various roles since joining the Commission in 2013 including Director of BVI Financial Services Commission (HK) Ltd., Asia Representative for the BVI Financial Services Commission and Deputy Director of the Compliance Inspection Unit.

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Global Management Accountant - CGMA
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - ACMA
  • Master's of Accounting
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – TEP
  • International Compliance Association – Diploma in Compliance,
  • Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association – CAIA
  • Bachelor of Science (Business Administration)

 

Trecia Dawson
Deputy Director, Training and Development
Ms. Trecia Dawson was appointed as the Commission’s Deputy Director, Training and Development with effect from 2 September, 2019. Ms. Dawson’s responsibilities include the expansion and implementation of professional development programs for all employees of the Commission.

Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate Level Certificate in Foundation of Human Resource Management (Hons), 2019
  • Masters of Business Administration (Hons), 2018
  • Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management - Level 5, May 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration with Computer Applications), 1995
M. Alva McCall
Deputy Director, AML/CFT
Ms M. Alva Mc Call joined the Commission in 2008 and held the posts of Senior Policy Research and Statistics Officer and Deputy Director, Policy, Research and Statistics prior to being appointed as Deputy Director, AML/CFT. Her role as Deputy Director, AML/CFT is focused on developing and implementing the Commission’s anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing supervisory strategy. Ms McCall is a trained Financial Examiner in the FATF Methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF Recommendations and the effectiveness of AML/CFT systems and has participated in mutual evaluations as both an assessor and a reviewer. Her professional career also included a secondment with the Government of the Virgin Islands as Deputy Financial Secretary from 2016 - 2019. Prior to joining the Commission, Ms Mc Call served as Clerk to the House of Assembly.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), 2023
  • Certificate in Legislative Drafting – International Law Institute, 2011
  • Certificate in Legal English and Legal Writing – International Law Institute, 2011
  • Master's Degree, Business Administration (Finance), Wright State University, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science (Distinction), Virginia State University, 1993
Shane Baptiste
Asia Representative, BVI FSC (HK) Ltd
As Asia Representative for the BVI Financial Services Commission (HK) Ltd, Mr. Baptiste manages the delivery of services offered from the Commission's office as the Asia Pacific liaison for the jurisdiction's regulatory and registry sectors. He champions the Commission's undertaking to bolster and strengthen deeper relations in the Asia market. Mr. Shane Baptiste offers more than 14 years of Financial Services experience and has previously held various positions within the Commission as a Senior Enforcement officer.

Professional Qualifications

  • Certified in Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes (CAMLFC) | Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Institute, USA (AMLFC), 2019
  • CRC – Chainalysis Reactor Certified, 2019
  • Open Source Internet Investigations Course, Bond Solon Training, 2016
  • Investigative Law Evidence Procedure and Best Practice Course, Bond Solon Training, 2016
  • Investigative Interviewing Course | Bond Solon Training, 2016
  • Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (Regulatory Affairs) | Chartered Management Institute, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting | University of the Virgin Islands, 2006
  • Associate in Science Degree in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration, 2003